Flat Glass Market Size By Product (Laminated, Tempered, Basic Float, Insulating), By Application (Construction, Automotive), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (North America, Central & South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Post-Soviet States, Middle East, Africa) Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Dec 2019  |  Report ID: GMI461  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kritika Mamtani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 660   |   Base Year: 2018




Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Rapid demand for insulated products in luxury vehicles to spur the market

Global Flat Glass Market size was over USD 90 billion in 2018 and is estimated to grow over 7.5% CAGR between 2019 and 2026.
 

Global Flat Glass Market

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Flat glass consists of glass manufactured in flat form by floating molten glass on sheets of metal. It can be customized with respect to various kinds of applications by changing concentration of dolomite, limestone, and sodium sulfate. It is prominently used in construction market for applications in windows, doors, solar cells, cabinet closure, tabletops, furniture, and walls. It is also used as wind shields & mirrors in automobile sector and can be easily bent & reused. It is sustainable & made from natural raw materials which gives it high degree of light transmission and high chemical inertness. Moreover, the market is expected to rise owing to environmental concerns regarding waste management along with recyclability of glass promoting its use in various end use applications.
 

Increasing per-capita disposable incomes along with rising automotive production may drive flat glass demand. It is produced from vacuum insulated glass technology ensures heat and sound insulation. The market will witness escalation owing to rise in insulated glass demand in luxury cars windows and roof tops for aesthetic appearance. Flat glass is widely used in windshield, backlight, and mirrors in automobile industry. Increasing application in luxury cars roofs and laminated windows for superior aesthetics along with growing consumer spending in automobile sector may act as a contributing factor towards flat glass market growth. Industry demand may witness significant growth owing to large scale automotive production along with technological market developments and demand for light weight vehicles.
 

U.S. regulation ASTM C1349 - 10 mentions the requirements to maintain quality for various cut sizes of architectural flat glass clad grade polycarbonate. It is utilized for use in buildings for security, detention, cyclic wind resistant/hurricane, blast and ballistic resistant glazing applications. The material should also adhere to specified size, dimensional requirements with limited blemishes in form of edge boil blow-ins and bubbles.
 

Flat Glass Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 90 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2015 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 7.5% 2026 Value Projection: 170 Billion (USD)
Pages: 660 Tables, Charts & Figures: 1299
Geographies covered (36): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Turkey, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, South Africa
Segments covered: Product, Application
Companies covered (29): Asahi Glass, PPG Industries, Guardian Group, Duratuf Glass Industries, Zinyi Auto Glass, GSC Glass, Saint – Gobain Glass, Asahi India, Independent Glass, CSG Holding, Astro Cam, Dillmeier Glass Company, AJJ Glass Products, Oldcastle Building Envelope, Syracuse Glass Company, paragon Tempered Glass, Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions, Cardinal Glass Industries, China Glass Holdings, Corning, Euroglas GmbH, Interpane Glas Industrie AG, Sangalli Group, Scheuten Glas Nederland B.V., Schott AG, Sisecam A.S. Group, Central Glass, GrayGlass Company
Growth Drivers:
  • Asia Pacific: Increasing building & construction spending in Asia Pacific
  • Automotive industry penetration in Asia Pacific
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Fluctuating prices and raw material demand & supply gap

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Rapid growth in residential & commercial construction to boost demand for laminated glass

Global Flat Glass Industry By Laminated Glass

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The flat glass market is segmented by application into laminated, insulating, tempered, and basic float. Laminated flat glass is widely used in commercial and residential market applications as it possesses enhanced UV filtration and reduces inherent visual distortion. The scope of the market will expand as laminated flat glass enhances security owing to high strength and robust PVB interlayering.
 

The market will witness growth owing to increasing trend of replacing brick and granite building exteriors with laminated flat glass. It is harder to break and provides enhanced protection against attempted break-ins, accident injury, and severe weather conditions. It is also utilized in offices to reduce stress as it allows the propagation of natural day light and enhances lightening conditions.
 

Rising safety concerns in vehicles to boost flat glass sales

Flat Glass Market by Automotive Application

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Flat glass industry is bifurcated on the basis of application into construction & automobile industry. Stringent regulations towards the use of high grade glass in automobiles is making market manufactures to opt for high strength glass as it does not shatter upon high impact, flexibility, and high thermal stability.
 

The market for flat glass will witness growth as it has high resistance to penetration and ensures safety for passengers. It is also effective in reducing noise coming from engine and prevents the deterioration of interior plastics & leather by blocking UV rays. The market is expected to rise owing to high durability and increasing concerns on automotive safety.
 

Europe flat glass market to witness growth owing to rising energy conservation initiatives

Europe region is likely to witness significant market growth owing to rising environmental concerns regarding CO2 emission along with high energy consumption. Flat glass products provide energy efficient solutions owing to their ability to provide natural light and solar heat transmission. Moreover, the market share will boost owing to increasing developments in coated glass technology which has further led to product innovation and differentiation.
 

Lighter glass components such as sidelights, backlights and wind shields result in reduction of CO2 emission reduction which is further leading towards sustainability. The market is likely to boost owing to supporting government regulations regarding safety & protection of human health, exclusion of flat glass products from hazard class along with availability of various automotive manufacturers.
 

Collaboration and new product development among industry players to enhance market competitiveness

Global flat glass market share in highly competitive due to presence of major players such as Saint-Gobain Glass, Ashai Glass, Dillmeier Glass Company, Astro Cam, Guardian Group, PPG industries, Corning, and Cardinal Glass Industries. The market way witness consolidation in the form of joint ventures, acquisitions, and mergers which may strengthen product portfolio and increase geographical presence.
 

In December 2016, Saint-Gobain acquired Pietta Glass Working, a Romanian firm engaged in manufacturing insulating glazing systems & glass processing for industrial and construction market. The acquisition helped Saint-Gobain to strengthen its manufacturing capacity in eastern Europe and diversify flat glass product portfolio.
 

In March 2017, Guardian Glass spent over USD 1.5 million and approved engineering design spend for expanding glass facility by 1,000 metric tons in Poland to meet its customer demand in both commercial and residential sectors. This investment will help Guardian Glass to set a strong foot hold in European market by providing diversified product portfolio and increasing distribution network.
 

In January 2016, Corning, Inc. and Saint-Gobain formed a joint venture to bring innovation in automatable glass and window technology to reduce the vehicle weight, which will improve fuel efficiency. This joint venture will help the company to meet stringent regulatory norms and gain competitive advantage in market.
 

The flat glass industry research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons, square meters & revenue in USD billion from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market Analysis By Product

  • Laminated
  • Tempered
  • Basic Float
  • Insulating

Market Analysis By Application

  • Construction
  • Automotive

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Denmark
  • Post – Soviet States
    • Russia
    • Ukraine
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Bangladesh
  • Central & South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Iran
    • Turkey
    • Kuwait
    • Qatar
    • Oman
    • Bahrain
  • Africa
    • South Africa
       

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

flat glass market was valued at USD 90 billion in 2018.
Expected crcr that flat glass market is estimated to register is 7.5% over 2019-2026.
Europe region is likely to witness significant market growth owing to rising environmental concerns regarding CO2 emission along with high energy consumption, as flat glass products provide energy efficient solutions due to their ability to provide natural light and solar heat transmission.
According to this report, laminated flat glass is widely used in commercial and residential construction applications as it possesses enhanced UV filtration and reduces inherent visual distortion.
Flat glass will witness significant growth from automotive industry as it has high resistance to penetration and ensures safety for passengers. It is also effective in reducing noise coming from engine and prevents the deterioration of interior plastics & leather by blocking UV rays.

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  • Published Date: Dec 2019
  • Pages: 660
  • Tables: 1263
  • Charts / Figures: 36
  • Companies covered: 29
  • Countries covered: 36

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